Refugees are recruited in Birmingham’s Lady Macbeth

Birmingham’s new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk has been drawing 5* reviews across the board.

The critics may have been unaware of a large number of Middle East and African refugees who joined the production as chorus and in other roles.

Here’s a BBC report.

 

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  • Birmingham Opera Company is a brilliant outfit, both as regards their music and their social commitment. I’m quite gutted that I’m travelling at the moment and can’t see this performance.

  • “The critics may have been unaware of a large number of Middle East and African refugees…..”

    I doubt that very much. Pure award bait.

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